May 14 - 15
New York, NY
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Agenda for BevNET Live Summer 2014

May 14-15, 2014 – Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC

Last updated: May 12, 2014. Lineup subject to change.

TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014
10:0AM – 3:00PM BevNET FBU Presents Beverages 101 – Featuring lessons from a variety of experts, this special session is deisnged to be an onramp to the beverage industry. Sponsored by Alliance Consumer Growth Fund.
(Important note: Additional registration required; LIMITED SEATING)

Agenda and Registration »

7:00AM – 8:00AM Registration & Breakfast
8:00AM – 9:30AM New Beverage Showdown 7, Semifinal RoundPresented by VEB
9:30AM – 10:00AM Networking Break
10:00AM – 10:10AM Welcoming RemarksJohn Craven, Founder, BevNET; Jeffrey Klineman, Editor-in-Chief, BevNET
10:10AM – 10:40AM Partnerships, Entrepreneurial Models and SuccessSeth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff, Co-Founders, Honest Tea
10:40AM – 11:00AM Sports, Beverage, Business and MediaDarren Rovell, Reporter, ESPN
11:00AM – 11:15AM Convenience Conversation: Inside Quick ChekBill Tencza, Senior Category Manager, Quick Chek
11:15AM – 11:30AM Midyear Money: Highlights and TrendsJanica Lane, Managing Director, Piper Jaffray
11:30AM – 11:45AM What Investors Dig (for)Brad Barnhorn, Food and Beverage Company Board Member, Entrepreneur, Investor
11:45AM – 12:05PM The Evolving Beverage ConsumerKerry Corke, Head of U.S. Operations, Kantar World Panel; Robyn Teplansky, Strategic Insights Director, Kantar World Panel
12:05PM – 12:30PM Zevia’s Easy-Switch StrategyPaddy Spence, CEO, Zevia
12:30PM – 1:30PM Lunch & Networking
12:30PM – 3:30PM BevNET Live Tabletop Expo
3:30PM – 3:45PM New Beverage Showdown 7 Finalists Announced
3:45PM – 4:00PM Supporting Early Stage Brands: One Size Doesn’t Fit All – Lauren Jupiter and Jordan Gaspar, Principals, AccelFoods; Tapan Shah, Brand Director, AccelFoods
4:00PM – 4:20PM Reasons to Believe: How Cultural Change is Driving Food and Beverage InnovationMathis Martines, Sr. Category Manager Innovation and Snacks, Kroger
4:20PM – 4:40PM Selling On-Premise to Grow Off-PremiseJesse Altman, Founder & CEO, Whynatte
4:40PM – 5:00PM Lessons for Educating while On-TrendDaniel Sullivan, Founder & CEO, TumericALIVE
5:00PM – 7:00PM Cocktails & Networking – Sponsored by NIDA
THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
8:30AM – 9:00AM Breakfast & Networking
9:00AM – 9:10AM Welcoming RemarksJohn Craven, Founder, BevNET; Jeffrey Klineman, Editor-in-Chief, BevNET
9:10AM – 9:40AM Understanding and Adapting to Fast GrowthKevin Klock, CEO, Talking Rain Beverage Co.
9:40AM – 10:00AM Au Bon Pain and The Food Service RouteMaria Feicht, Chief Brand Officer, Au Bon Pain
10:00AM – 10:20AM Reacting to Changing Market Conditions – A Cold-Brewed Strategy SessionChris Campbell, CEO, Chameleon Cold Brew
10:20AM – 10:40AM Distributor Profile: Working with KeHELaura McCord, Senior Director, KeHE Distributors
10:40AM – 11:00AM Networking Break
11:00AM – 11:45AM New Beverage Showdown 7, Finals Session IPresented by VEB
11:45AM – 12:10PM Finance: Decoding the Family Office OptionJeremy Friedman, Advisor, New Ground Ventures; Former Managing Director, Palm Ventures; Michael Burgmaier, Managing Director, Silverwood Partners; John Warburg, Partner, Warbros Venture Partners
12:10PM – 12:30AM The Entrepreneur as BrandJanie Hoffman, CEO, Mamma Chia
12:30PM – 1:40PM Lunch & Networking
1:40PM – 2:00PM Key Beverage Categories: Trends and OpportunitiesKathryn Peters, Executive Vice President, SPINS
2:00PM – 2:15PM Building Buzz Amid the ClutterJesse Itzler, Founder, 100 Mile Group
2:15PM – 2:45PM Getting Beyond Incubation Channels: Strategy, Sales, MarketingGreg Fleishman, Co-Founder & CEO, Purely Righteous Brands; Neil Kimberley, VP Strategy and Brand Development, Essentia Water; Chuck Muth, Senior VP of Sales, VEB
2:45PM – 3:20PM New Beverage Showdown 7, Finals Session IIPresented by VEB
3:20PM – 3:45PM Networking Break
3:45PM – 4:20PM Defying Financial Detours – Case StudiesJ. Gregory Barrow, Managing Director, General Capital Partners; Eric Skae, Founder, Bricktown Group
4:20PM – 4:40PM Looking Down the Road – Micro Trends, Investment, and RetailingBill Weiland, Founder, Presence Marketing/Dynamic Presence
4:40PM – 5:00PM New Beverage Showdown Winner Announcement and Discussion
5:00PM See you in Santa Monica, Dec. 8 and 9